A recent New York Times article studied the evidence supporting bariatric
surgery or weight-loss surgery as a safe, appropriate tool when other
weight loss efforts don’t work.
For many years, the media has been catching up with the ever-evolving body
of evidence showing the many benefits that metabolic & bariatric surgery
can have on individuals with a high BMI and other obesity-related diseases,
most notably, Type 2 Diabetes.
In 2016 the American Diabetes Association issued new standards supporting
the role of Metabolic Surgery in Diabetes treatment
One long-term study tracked 400 people with type 2 diabetes. Six years
after bariatric surgery, 62% showed no signs of diabetes. They also had
better blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
The New York Times touched on this very important finding in its article titled
Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t.
“Equally important are the undeniable medical benefits of surgically
induced weight loss. They include normalizing blood sugar, blood pressure
and blood lipid levels and curing sleep apnea. Although bariatric surgery
cannot cure Type 2 diabetes, it nearly always puts the disease into remission
and slows or prevents the life-threatening damage it can cause to the
heart and blood vessels.”
If you’ve struggled to lose weight, The Valley Health Metabolic and
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